Fans have been used for cooling since the days of the ancients. By the eighteenth century, the fan was an accessory for the lady of fashion and very elaborate and expensive fans were made. Sticks were made of ivory or wood, set with jewels or carved. The fans were made of painted silk or paper. Inexpensive paper fans printed with advertising were giveaways in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Collectors want handmade fans with intricate details or machine-made printed ones with advertisements. Electric fans were introduced in 1882. A few printed paper fans are made today.
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|Fan||Wood||Chiffon, Hand Painted, Flowers, Butterfly, Sequins, France, C.1890, 14 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Wood Silk||Hunt Scene, Cherries, Cherry Trees, Hand Painted, Tassel, Japan||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Goodyear Tire||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Kool Cigarettes||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Bone & Chiffon||Black, Silver Sequins, Stylized Laurel Wreath, Floral, Mourning||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Dayton, Ceiling, Ornate Brass Base Plate & Switch Housing, 56 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory & Paper||Youth Giving Lamb To Shepherdess, Painted Flowers, 19 X 24 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Ivory & Silk||Pastel Floral Spray, Hand Painted, Pierced Sticks||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Lace & Mother-of-pearl||C.1750, 19 X 24 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Lace & Mother-of-pearl||Cream, Gold, Flowers, Brass Loop, 1860, 11 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Tortoiseshell & Black Ostrich Feather||Vine, Flowers, Henrik Wigstrom, 19 1/2 In.||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Wood & Silk||Hunt Scene, Cherries, Cherry Trees, Hand Painted, Tassel, Japan, C.1890||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Cuba Advertising, Child's, 1920s||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Reid's Ice Cream, Little Girl With Ice Cream Cone, Cardboard||1999||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Cyco Ball Bearing Carpet Sweeper, Folding||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Hoover & Gamble, Pretty Women, 4 Cards, Grommet Held, Diecut, 1889||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Moxie Co., Eileen Percy||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Rexall Drugstore, Rex Ray||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Royal Cord Tires, Cardboard, 11 3/4 x 7 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Advertising||Schaefer Beer, Freedomland Advertising||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Adams-bagnall Electric Co., Ceiling, Gyrofan||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Emerson Electric Fan Co., Brass Case, 4 Blades, 8 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||General Electric, Oscillating, Brass Blades, 16 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Hunter Fan & Ventilating Co., Ceiling, 4 Blades, 1940s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Fan||Electric||Table, Industrial, Dayton, 20 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|